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joining ususor this wis special edition of saturday morning, i'm mary king. and i'm len kiese. it's been a whirlwind of a week as the republican campaigned all across our state. now, it ultimately comes down to how many of you vote today. this morning here's how the latest polling numbers are stacking up. according to the latest nbc news, wall street journal, marist poll...donald trump is still the top candidate gop voters. trtrmp is polling at 28 percent with ted cruz at 23 percent. marco rubio is in third with 15 percent. that's followed by jeb bush at 13 percent, and john kasich and ben carson at 9 percent each. all other recent public polling in south carolina has shown trump with a strong double-digit lead in the state. polls across the state have been open nowowor about 2 hours. our caroline patrickis is in irmo at the ballentine elementary school precinct. our michal higdon is live in lexington county at red michal how is it looking out
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lines are not supposed to very long throughout the day -- but turnout in this primary is expected to set a new record. once you've been checked in at your polling location, a polling manager will take you to the voting booth. essentially -- you'll have several choices, but you're not voting on anything other than the candidate you want to see as the republican nominee. so folks should be in and out of the booth fairly quickly. you can see a list on your screen of what you need to bring with you if you are coming to the polls today. "i think the biggest confusion voters have is who is allowed to participate in either the republican primary or the democratic primary -- do you have to be a registered republican or a to that is south carolina doesn't have we
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can choose to vote in either presidential primary, but you can't vote in both." the biggest thing to check today is where you're polling location is -- you can go to the website right on your screen, and we've also put that link under the big red 10. also, if you have an absentee ballot in your possession -- you must take it in person to your county election office in order for it to count by the end of today for the republican primary. polls are open until 7 o'clock tonight. live in lexington county, michal higdon, wis news 10. you can definitely say it was a race to the finish for all of the republican candidates in south carolina. our "first in the south" status could be a big decision factor on the candidates who will continue on in the race after voting in the
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it all comes to down to the candidates and their final pushes to sway voters to their side. just about an hour ago -- florida senator marco rubio made a live appearance on the today show from columbia. rubio picked on some big endorsements this week, including from governor nikki haley, representative trey gowdy and earlier in his campaign tim scott. many are wondering if rubio doesn't finish in the top two, could this mean a loss for his campaign. this is what he had to say. "no this is still a very crowded field. there are six people running a full scale legitimate campaign here and that's usually not the case. by the time you get to south carolina, for example four years ago everyone knew it was down to mitt romney and newt gingrich, now you have six people.".... rubio says later on tonight he will be heading to nashville, tenessee, then off to nevada. ted cruz's campaigning led him to west columbia last night...where hundreds showed up for a rally at eagle aviation. while polling in south carolina consistently show him in second place, his campaign hopes some
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boost. friday, he picked up some public support from current congressman and former south carolina governor mark sanford. "this is our time. this race will be decided friend to friend." "i believe he's an honest man..that's he's proven over and over again in the he seems authentic. he seems honest and honesty is what we really need right now." cruz, of course, drew a lot of buzz earlier this week when a national poll put him ahead of donald trump by just a few percentage points. but here in south carolina -- as we showed you just a short time ago -- trump leads cruz by just a small margin. ben carson has been looking to increase his support across the palmetto state this week. carson was in columbia, wednesday for a stop at cromer's peanuts where he spoke with start-up
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has to do to earn the support of evangelicals. "i'm not going to change who i am. if they resonate with somebody who has the3 kind of values that are very consistent with the evangelical mission, i'm here. if they prefer something more boisterous and something that doesn't fit into the traditional definition of evangelicals, that's up to them." carson is polling sixth place among likely- republican voters here in our state. as we continue our election day coverage this morning -- our caroline patrickis is live in irmo with a look at turnout there. caroline, how are things looking this morning? i'm live at ballentine
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i spoke with yonita simmons with the richland county elections office - and she says 117 people voted in the 2008 republican primary election. she believes those numbers will tripple and more people will show up to the polls today. other than that - she adds they have been extremely busy all week and that was no different for the final day of absentee voting. polling locations are open until 7 pm tonight... we'll be live all throughout the morning with more coverage on this election day live in richland county, i'm caroline patrickis, back to you in the studio. wis is the station for the most complete coverage on today's polling results. we'll also be live throughout
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today's polling results. we'll also be live throughout the evening at various campaign headquarters for our starts at 7pm tonight. you can get the latest numbers after the polls close right here on wis and online at wistv dot com. also important to mention today -- voters in nevada will head to the polls for the democratic caucus there. candidates hillary clinton and bernie sanders are both at dead heat in the polls there. this is video from their town halls hosted by msnbc on thursday night. both have been looking to tout who will carry on president obama's legacy and immigration reform to sway voters to their side. we also want to get a check on your election day forecast. von gaskin is in the first alert storm center with what you can expect as you head to the polls. stay with us we've got more
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right after the break we'll be talking with a political analyst breaking down the polling numbers of the candidates and how south carolina will break 1 gop presidential hopefuls have wrapped there are those who say we cannot defeat a corrupt political system and fix a rigged economy. but i believe we need to lift our vision above the obstacles in place and look to the american horizon. to a nation where every child can not only dream of going to college, but attend one.
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where a good job is not a wish, but a reality. where women receive equal pay and a living wage is paid to all. an america where after a lifetime of labor, there is time for rest and grandchildren. a nation that defends our people and our values, but no longer carries so much of that burden alone. i know we can create that america if we listen to our conscience and our hearts and not to the pundits and the naysayers. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message,
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state and now it comes down to what you decide at the polls. according to each candidates website there
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except for scheduled watch parties tonight. we know that ted cruz, marco rubio and jeb bush will be watching the results come in from parties here in the capital city. donald trump will be in spartanburg, ben carson will be in greenville and it appears john kasich will be in massachusetts. until those parties tonight, we can only look at what the latest poll numbers imply heading into today's primary. joining us with perspective on the latest shift in the polls is political analyst trav robertson. on this screen is where candidates were polling just a month ago. yesterday, the latest nbc news/wall street journal/marist poll was released changing up these numbers slighting. we saw trump's lead drop, cruz had a few points...and john kasich jumped 8 points. what do these latest numbers indicate as voters head to the
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all eyes are on south carolina as we gear up for
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all eyes are on south carolina
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the primaries. on the democratic side, recent poll numbers show hillary clinton with a significant lead over bernie sanders. but that doesn't mean clinton
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the primaries. on the democratic side, recent poll numbers show hillary clinton with a significant lead over bernie sanders. but that doesn't mean clinton will stay on top. "we know that senator sanders has been on the front lines with dr. king and when they mention secretary clinton's 40 years of
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wonder does that include her harsh stance on federal sentencing or the sentencing of our young people. our black and brown people. i wonder does that legacy factor in on claims that she's been staunch on civil rights because quite frankly i think it rings hollow." "can we also find a president who can live up to the promises that lead young people down the road thinking that at the end of the day there's going to be this big pot of money and all your debt related to you being educated is going to gone. that's just not the way it works." sunday morning at 11 -- we discuss what a "tell them, to go **** themselves..." he's not a reckless blowhard, or a scripted robot. he's a conservative governor with proven results. he led the nation in job creation and beat the teachers union to enact massive reform.
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over 40 retired generals and admirals and 12 medal of honor recipients know he's the commander in chief we need now. conservative, proven and prepared. jeb bush for president. right to rise usa is responsible for the content
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lexington business owner greg leon, who was part of the scandal surrounding former sheriff james metts, is now is now being held on half a million dollars bond on murder charges. his bond was set friday. he's charged for the deadly
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on valentines day. investigators say leon shot into a car with his wife and the still unidentified victim in it. yesterday dozens of members of leon's family were in the courtroom asking the judge to grant him bond. he's also to have no contact with his wife or posses a deadly weapon. he'll have to appear in federal court next week before his bond can take effect. two men have been arrested in connection with a drug bust near dreher high school. donald bunch and william graham were both arrested on butler street yesterday after police found drugs in the home. bunch and graham are both being charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possessssn with intent to distribute cocaine in proximity to a school, and possession of marijuana. a columbia uber driver is facing charges after police say he used a gun to threaten a taxi driver from another company. wayne barini is accused of pointing a handgun at the cabbie after he was asked to move from a designated checker yellow taxi parking space in five points last weekend. the victim reported barini cocked his gun before pointing at him. police say he wasn't hurt in the incident.
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s. glenn detention center. of course the big story of the day -- voting now underway in the south carolina republican primary. with record turnout expected at the polls today - the big factor in this primary could easily be the undecided voter. according to gop officials, they expect upwards of 650 thousand people to vote, and about a quarter of voters are still undecided. and 20 percent could change their minds. that means those last minute campaign stops and rallies could make the big difference. "south carolina is about twice as big as iowa and new hampshire combined. this is a major test for these campaigns. it's a test of organization. it's also a test of message. do you have the right message to win a conservative party's nomination." moore says that with trump dominating the polls over the course of the past 6 to 8 months - it's possible that trump could get 40 percent of the vote today. but, a lot left up to those undecided voters. and it all comes down to those voters at the polls let's check in now with our michal higdon who is live at red
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lines are not supposed to get horrible throughout the day -- but turnout in this primary is expected to set a new record. once you've been checked in at your polling location, a polling manager will take you to the voting booth. essentially -- you'll have several choices, but you're not voting on anything other than the candidate you want to see as the republican nominee. so folks should be in and out of the booth fairly quickly. you need to bring a valid form of identification with you -- those include driver's license, dmv id card, voter registration card, military id or u.s. passport. the biggest thing to check today is where you're polling location is -- you can go to the website right on your screen, and we've also put that link under the big red 10. also, if you have an absentee ballot in your possession -- you must take it in person to your county election office in order
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live in lexington county, michal hillary clinton: wall street should never be allowed to wreck main street again. americans haven't had a raise in 15 years. but i want to go further. whether it's racism holding people back... big financial interests, drug companies, insurance companies, big oil companies... the indifference, the negligence. that's what i want to take on. to root out all of these barriers... and together we will make progress. i'm hillary clinton,
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s will held at 11 o'clock at the basilica of the national shrine of the immaculate conception. presidential candidate ted cruz announced late last night that he would leave south carolina to attend the funeral, even though he's in the middle of a tight race in today's primary. cruz previously served as a law clerk in the supreme court, and says he knew scalia for 20 years. vice president biden and his wife are also expected to be there. the supreme court has declined to intervene on a
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north carolina legislators draw new congressional district maps. a federal court previously ruled that districts were drawn on racial lines -- and ordered a replacement by friday. lawmakers did draw a new map, but asked to keep the current map to avoid chaos on the previously scheduled march 15th congressional primary. the decision means house primary elections won't happen next month as scheduled and are now in june. race week continues today in daytona. some excitement last night during the camping world truck series race with a big wreck on the final lap. johnny sauter went on to win the race. today is the nascar xfinity series race at 3:30. then the big race tomorrow -- the daytona 500. green flag drops at 1:30. perfect weather today for some baseball. the gamecocks got a big win friday on opening day -- a 10 to 1 victory over albany. the gamecocks play albany again today at founders park. first pitch at 2 o'clock.
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up next -- we continue our live coverage of the 2016 gop south carolina primary. we'll be checking in with our michal higdon and carolina patrickis on the other side of the break.
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here. voting is now underway in our state for the "first in the south" republican primary. polling locations are open statewide, but tonight at 7 when those polls close -- we
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pouring in when we will learn the republican candidate of choice in our state. good morning and thanks for joining us for this wis special edition of saturdrd morning, i'm and i'm mary king. before we head live to the polls -- here's how the latest polling numbers of the stacking up. donald trump is sitll the top candidate favored among south carolina voters according to the latest nbc news, wall street journal, marist poll. trump gets support from 28 percent of votes while ted cruz gets 23 percent. they're followed by marco rubio at 15 percent. jeb bush at 13 percent, and john kasich and ben carson at 9 percent each. all other recent public polling in south carolina has shown trump with a strong double-digit we'll have more on the votes ahead. polls have been pretty active so far this morning around the midlands. our caroline patrickis is in irmo at the ballentine elementary school precinct.
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the polls have been open about 2 and a half hour now and election turnouts. here to tell us a little bit more is the lexington crepes. elections officials in lexington county, a republican bellwether, expect 20,000 more votes to be cast saturday than during the 2012 primary. election officials in heavily republican lexington expect a significantly higher turnout in saturday's primary. county election director dean crepes is predicting just more than 40 percent of the county's 165,000
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saturday, up from 28 percent in 2012. that would mean about 66,000 ballots will be cast, years ago. more than 4,100 absentee ballots already have been cast in lexington, more than any other s.c. county, said state election commission spokesman chris whitmire. almost nine of every 10 absentee ballots from lexington have been cast in the gop race. south carolina frontrunner donald trump is telling
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is crunch time. a victory here for trump could help solidify his chances of the gop nomination. but trump is not taking his apparent lead for granted--and he urged voters in north charleston yesterday to get out and vote. "so we better start getting tough and we better start getting vigilant, and we better start using our heads or we're not gonna have a country, folks, we're not gonna have a country." trump's double-digit lead in the state has narrowed. the latest nbc poll shows him with just a current 5- point lead over cruz. earlier this week --- florida governor jeb bush hoped star power from his brother, former president bush would help him get more votes. the two have appeared at several events across the palmetto state. jeb bush has struggled in iowa and new hampshire...and currently sits at fifth in the delegate
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and kasich. earlier this week, donald trump took jabs at the former president saying 9- 11 happened during his term. presidential candidate "i thought it was a little strange that the frontrunning candidate would attack the president of the united states who did keep us safe- while he was building a reality tv show! i'm sure it's great, i've never seen it." jeb bush is still in the palmetto state, and could be making an appearance here in the midlands this morning. we'll keep you updated. the message from john kasich to his supporters this week has been to come out and vote so he can continue his campaign around the country. kasich has trailed in the polls among south carolina voters -- but has said he feels he's due for success in many other states. during a cnn town hall here in columbia thursday night -- kasich also healthcare. as governor of ohio, he opted to expand medicaid. "this has worked out great for us, and we're saving money and we're giving people an opportunity to be able to get their lives back and i think it's been terrific.
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government monkeys around with the formula we'll withdraw from the program. but you know what's beginning to happen? everybody's saying, well wait a minute...if you can treat the mentally ill, if you can help the drug addicted, and you can help the working poor, why wouldn't we be doing that?" kasich actually expected to watch the results of today's primary from massachusetts. let's check in now with caroline patrickis who's live in irmo with a look at turnout there. caroline, how are things right now at ballentine elementary? we continue our coverage this morning for the first in the south republican primary. i'm live at ballentine
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i spoke with yonita simmons with the richland county elections office - and she says 117 people voted in the 2008 republican primary election. she believes those numbers will tripple and more people will show up to the polls today. other than that - she adds they have been extremely busy all week and that was no different for the final day of absentee voting. "i did my research especially with college classes we talked about it a lot...." polling locations are open until 7 pm tonight... we'll be live all throughout the morning with more coverage on this election day live in ballentinenei'm caroline
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you in the studio. ahead on saturday morning... we'll take a look at the democratic side of the race as voters head to the polls in the nevada caucus today. we also have our political analyst here with us this morning breaking down the races. we'll check in with trav robertson just ahead. the next two saturdays are critically important days for south carolinians. as the home of the "first in the south" presidential primaries, it is our chance to put a stamp on the candidates
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the home of the "first in the south" presidential primaries, it is our chance to put a stamp on the candidates and issues that will be at the forefront of the november general election. the past few weeks, we have seen a flurry of activity with all the candidates canvassing the state to answer your questions face to face. folks, all that attention isn't just for show. south carolina is playing a big role in the race to determine party candidates.and the politicians are taking notice at
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for an example, just look at recent gop turnouts. the number of south carolinians whwh cast votes in the last three republican presidential primaries has steadily grown from 13 point 8 percent in 2004 to 21 point 3 percent in 2012. gop chair matt moore is predicting close to 24 percent this year. south carolina's status is a privilege not to be taken lightly. think about it for a minute. our neighbors to the south in georgia don't hit the polls until march first. they are part of the crowded "super tuesday," along with more than a dozen other states. think
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nearly as much time there? no way. go just up the road to north carolina. voters don't cast ballots there simple.take a few minutes and the results could provide a key momentum boost for some candidates or spell the end for the weather should be gorgeous saturday, so go out, take a few break 5 "tell them, to go **** themselves..." he's not a reckless blowhard, or a scripted robot. he's a conservative governor with proven results. he led the nation in job creation
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jeb bush. over 40 retired generals and admirals and 12 medal of honor recipients know he's the commander in chief we need now. conservative, proven and prepared. jeb bush for president. right to rise usa is responsible for the content of this message. they served our country. our country should serve them better. bernie sanders cracked the gridlock with john mccain
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and strengthen veterans' healthcare. bernie sanders has always stood with our veterans, and that's why he'll never rush to put our men and women in harm's way. judgment. integrity. bernie. sanders: i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message. ight -- the republicans and
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when the gop primary wraps up tonight -- the republicans and democrats will trade places. the republicans will head to nevada, where the democrats are this morning for today's caucus. and bernie sanders and hillary clinton will turn their focus to the palmetto state for next saturday's
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according to each candidates website there are no planned events today except for scheduled watch parties tonight. we know that ted cruz, marco rubio and jeb bush will be watching the results come in from parties here in the capital city. donald trump will be in spartanburg, ben carson will be in greenville and it appears john kasich will be in massachusetts. until those parties tonight, we can only look at what the latest poll numbers imply heading into today's primary. joining us with perspective on the latest shift in the polls is political analyst trav robertson. on this screen is where candidates were polling
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yesterday, the latest nbc poll was released changing up these numbers slighting. we saw trump's lead drop, cruz had a few points...and john kasich jumped 8 points. what do these latest numbers indicate as voters head to the polls?
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ing closely. according to their campaigns donald trump will be in spartanburg, ben carson will be in greenville and it appears john kasich will be in massachusetts. ted cruz, marco rubio and jeb bush will have election results parties in the capital city. jeb bush and his campaign will have an election night party at the hilton columbia center on senate street. that's starting at 9pm. at 7pm, marco rubio's campaign will kick off their election night party. that's happening at carolina haven on bluff road. and ted cruz will be at the tonight. his party is starting at 8pm
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building. a live look now at voting underway at ballentine elementary school this morning we've seen a steady stream of voters at the polls, as well as out in lexington county at red bank elementary. again you have until 7 tonight to head to the polls. stream of votererat the polls, as well as out in lexington county at red bank elementary. again you have until 7 tonight to head to the polls. wis is the station for the most complete coverage on today's polling results. we'll also be live throughout the evening at various campaign headquarters for our decision 2016 special that starts at 7pm tonight. thanks for watching news 10
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